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Contents
1 Investigation Aims

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2 Introduction

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3 Theory
3.1 Kinetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2 Rate Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.1 Determining the Rate Law . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.2 Determination of k - The Integrated Rate Law
3.3 Activation Enthalpy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.3.1 Determining the Reaction Mechanism . . . . .
4 Methods
4.1 Reagents . . . . .
4.2 Equipment . . .
4.3 Procedure . . . .
4.4 Risk Assessment

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5 Analysis
5.1 Use of statistical methods and graph plotting software
5.2 Determining the Rate Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.3 Determination of k - The Integrated Rate Law . . . .
5.4 Activation Enthalpy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.5 Determining the Reaction Mechanism . . . . . . . . .
5.6 Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6 Evaluation
6.1 Limitations of practical procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.2 Experimental Uncertainties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.2.1 Uncertainty associated with the meniscus height scale . . . . . . .
6.2.2 Uncertainty associated with volumetric flasks, pipettes and burettes
6.2.3 Uncertainty associated with the timing of data recording . . . . .
6.2.4 Uncertainty associated with temperature measurement . . . . . . .
6.3 Evaluation of materials, equipment and practical procedures . . . . . . . .
6.4 Proposed experimental improvements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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7 Appendix
7.1 0.1M 6 hours at
7.2 0.1M 6 hours at
7.3 0.1M 6 hours at
7.4 0.1M 6 hours at
7.5 0.1M at 30 C .
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